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Venezuela crisis: Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma flees country

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:16
Mayor Antonio Ledezma, who had been under house arrest since 2015, escapes to Colombia.

Power cut

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:09
Where do world leaders go when they're cast out of power and need to find a safe haven fast?

Elder statesman

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:08
Why political veterans like Robert Mugabe still command the respect and goodwill of their opponents.

Argentine navy loses contact with submarine

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:20
A vessel with 44 crew on board has not made contact for 48 hours, the navy says.

Iraqi forces recapture final IS-controlled town, Rawa

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:54
A few small areas are now all that remain under the militants' control in the country.

Massive meatball accident closes Swedish road

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:58
A lorry accident involving 20 tonnes of meatballs closed a road in Sweden.

'Party poker'

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:30
The BBC's Jenny Hill says failure to reach a deal could herald the end of Mrs Merkel's leadership.

Separatist allies

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:49
Dutch-speaking nationalists in Belgium show solidarity with the exiled Catalan leaders.

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe makes first public appearance

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:25
The Zimbabwean president leaves house arrest to attend a university graduation ceremony.

Sylvester Stallone denies sexually assaulting 16-year-old fan

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:53
Reports say a 16-year-girl told police the actor and his bodyguard assaulted her in the 1980s.

Italy Berlusconi: Ex-wife to pay back €60m in alimony

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:42
An Italian court says his ex-wife has enough money to support herself and does not need alimony.

Fire rips through Cameroon parliament

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:28
Lawmakers have been trying to help firefighters put out the blaze in the capital, Yaoundé.

Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:13
Tesla has shown off the long awaited Tesla Semi truck, but surprised many with its new Roadster sports car.

The humanoid robot that can do a backflip

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 04:31
Atlas, a humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, is now able to perform backflips.

Africa's top shots: 10-16 November 2017

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:05
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Salvatore 'Toto' Riina, feared Mafia boss, dies aged 87

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:54
He was born in Corleone, Sicily, and is believed to have ordered more than 150 murders.

North Korean defector found to have 'enormous parasites'

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:43
Doctors say they have "never seen anything like this" - with the longest worm 27cm (11in) long.

Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in star-studded bash

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:37
Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria were among the A-list guests in New Orleans.

Australia's oldest human remains go home

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:25
A 42,000-year-old skeleton known as Mungo Man is returned to his ancestral burial place.

Exotic Indonesian birds smuggled in drain pipes

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:26
A wildlife raid in Indonesia yields startling results after 125 exotic birds are found in drain pipes.